Windows domain GPO not applying to custom user group but working fine when applied to Authenticated users. I made sure under Delegation that the custom user group was configured for both "Read" and "Apply group policy". I tested the GPO with only the custom user group (the GPO setting is user based) and when I forced an update and then checked gpresult, it never showed the GPO applied. Also, the login user I was testing with was added to the custom user group. However, as soon as I added Authenticated Users group to the GPO security filtering, the GPO applied on the next Gpupdate and the GPO setting applied as expected. So I am trying to determine why the GPO is not applying when using a custom user group. It's a security group and the group scope if global - this is a small single domain controller network. Very basic. Thanks for the help!
Where is this custom group? is it in an OU that blocks inheritance?
Use GPMC to run the GPO against the computer/user and it should tell you why it is not applying.
It is impossible to know without access.
are you changing the security filter from authenticated users to this security group?
Please confirm it is a security group and not a distribution one.......
Location of the GPO when it applies and the computer/users/security group to whom you wish this GPO to apply
Please try applying to a local group instead.